A newfound hub of immune system activity at the back of the brain solves a century-old puzzle.
A glass sponge found deep in the Pacific shows a remarkable ability to withstand compression and bending, on top of the sponge’s other unusual properties.
In three bursts of adaptive change, one species of cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika gave rise to hundreds.
Researchers see structural changes in genetic material that allow memories to strengthen when remembered.
The glial cells of the nervous system have been eclipsed in importance by neurons for decades. But glia are turning out to be central to many neurological functions, including pain perception.
An organized tide of brain waves, blood and spinal fluid pulsing through a sleeping brain may flush away neural toxins that cause Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Singing experiments with residents of the Bolivian rainforest demonstrate how biology and experience shape the way we hear music.
While we sleep, one kind of slow brain wave helps to reinforce memories, but a competing wave weakens them.
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